Roberto Gonzalez is a second year medical student in Charles R. Drew University and PRIME-LA at the David Geffen School of Medicine. He learned the importance of perseverance and “ganas” (grit) while growing up as a second generation immigrant and first generation college student in Pacoima, California. He completed his undergraduate studies at the University of California, Los Angeles in psychobiology. Inspired by his community, he leads various local and national mentorship efforts as Chief Mentoring Officer of MiMentor and Co-Chair of CDU LMSA to increase the number of underrepresented students in medicine. His research interests are learning community-based participatory research and conducting research to improve diversity in the healthcare workforce. As an aspiring primary care physician leader, he hopes to continue to learn how to eliminate health disparities that disproportionately affect people of color through education, research, and clinical care. Roberto values familia (family) above all. Welcome to our LMSA familia!

Undergrad Institution: UC Los Angeles

Hometown: Pacoima, CA